Sunday, April 18, 2010

Elements of Style

Elements of Style stamp set will be available in the Spring Mini Catalog ( May 1, 2010- August 21,2010). A Beautiful stamp set! I have no idea what I was thinking when I decided to cut out the large floral image but I enjoy the outcome of the card. Here is a great example on how to use SU's Hodgepodge hardware. You can use the hardware to accent your sentiment on a card and dress it up a bit. Also featured in this card is new Speciality Designer Series Paper Presto Patterns. I love this paper! I will be hoarding it if it does not make it to the catalog in the fall :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stampin' Up! Craft Ink Pads

Stampin' Up! has announced that in the upcoming catalog they will not longer sell the full sized CRAFT ink pads in the core colors. Apparently less people are using them and so they will only be available in spots. I love using craft ink pads... they are a pigment ink and much thicker ink than the classic dye ink. So if you love the craft ink pads (full size) you may want to consider buying the ones you may have been putting off before they are no longer available.
Stampin' Up! will only offer Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White in the full size.
Stampin' Up! Craft pads have a foam pad compared to the Classic inks fabric pad.
What are Craft Ink Pads good for?
Embossing- Crafty ink stays wet longer than classic ink allowing you to emboss in your desired color.
(1) Prep cardstock with embossing buddy (2) Stamp image in craft ink (3) With powder pal cover image in clear embossing powder and tap off excess (4) Emboss with heat tool (5) Marvel at the beautiful work you did because now the image is embossed in the same color you stamped your image.
Fabric- Use to stamps images on fabric to make your own unique design. Stampin' Up! does not recommend the following colors for this technique; Only Orange, Really Rust, More Mustard, and Whisper White.
Coloring wood/Chipboard- Craft is a thicker ink it is ideal for the coverage it gives on the On Board items that Stampin' Up! sells.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Color Renovation!

I can not wait to get my hands on the new colors that SU! Will be offering. The core colors are going to be renovated and downsized to 10 colors per group instead of the current 12. For those hoarders out there (like myself...) you may want to stock up on the colors that are leaving. Refreshing our color palette is a great way to keep up with the color trends.

Remember those In Colors that you loved so much in the previous years ... well some of them are coming back!

In Colors Returning/Staying
Melon Mambo
Rich Razzleberry
Pacific Point
River Rock
Soft Suede
Riding Hood Red
Pink Pirouette
Baja Breeze
Wild Wasabi

SU will also be introducing NEW colors to the new palette
Daffodil Delight
Early Espresso
Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft)
Cajun Craze
Marina Mist

More information will be posted later! All this becomes current with the new Catalog 2010-2011 release.

Also check out the link on the left for the current clearance SU! has ... they have some great stuff deeply discounted and new stuff was just recently added.